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Falcated Teal

This species does well in captivity, and is seen in many collections. These birds are hardy and get along with others in a mixed collection.

They can breed their first year, and nest on the ground in thick vegitation, some will except nest boxes.

Breeding season is in Spring ,and in my region starts in May. Clutches consist of 6-10 cream-white eggs and are incubated for about 25 days. The ducklings are not difficult to rear, they grow quickly and can fly at about 8 weeks.

Falacted teal
Falacated teal

The Falcated Drake is one of the worlds most beautiful ducks native to Japan, he appears to be a close relative of the Wood Duck and Mandarin, but is actually a dabbler and more closely related to the widgeons.

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